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Cascades National Recreation Trail

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just plain awesome

was just there for the beginning of august. beautiful weather, amazing river creeks. walk is about... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
Min T
Beautiful falls

Wonderful hike to the falls. This is a very popular area. We crossed over the first bridge to take... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
Beckley, West Virginia
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2068 Cascade Dr, Cascades Day Use Area, Pembroke, VA 24136-3666
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Reviewed 14 August 2018

was just there for the beginning of august. beautiful weather, amazing river creeks. walk is about 2 miles up and 2 miles back. the lower trail stays close to the river and is in my opinion, the better way to go up. its simple amazing...More

Thank Min T
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Wonderful hike to the falls. This is a very popular area. We crossed over the first bridge to take the lower falls trail first. This was a beautiful trail. At the falls take the stairs and head back to the parking lot on the high...More

Thank 981keithy
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

This hike is gorgeous. I highly recommend going in the fall. Although, it's beautiful in the summer too. Take the lower trail and just enjoy the scenery. You can even swim in the pool at the waterfall if you're brave enough. Love it and will...More

Thank Courtney D
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

I love this recreation area in Giles County for all the outdoor activities. The Cascades are located about 2 miles up stream from the parking lot. I highly recommend taking the lower trail head. There is great trout fishing in the stream. Remember to purchase...More

Thank lifeisgoodatthelake
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

We spent a wonderful morning hiking at the Cascades. There are multiple trails, so we went up the lower trail, and came down the upper trail, which is wider and less rocky. The hike was beautiful all along the trail. There was plenty of water...More

Thank Marie L
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Every 2-3 years perhaps, there is enough continuous cold weather to freeze the waterfall. This view is certainly worth the hike. Be very careful at the few icy spots. This is a moderate hike, not easy. While a backdrop of snow would've added to the...More

1  Thank SWVA_Traveler
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

I love coming to Giles County and visiting the cascades! Gorgeous location that is great for a day trip. Great hike that features an easy or more experienced trip. Great for a date or family trip. People nearby are always very friendly.

Thank Rachel D
Reviewed 2 September 2017

My husband and I hiked up to see the falls and enjoyed ourselves very much! The waterfall area was busy with other trail goers, but that was fine. I would like to return at a less busy time, maybe in the Spring when the trail...More

Thank bb1750
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

While the trail is very well maintained, there are still several steep and wet areas. Wear appropriate shoes and bring water. The 2 miles one way hike is totally worth the serene waterfall. It was lovely!

1  Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Incredible hike on a gorgeous creek! Wonderful journey with a,spectacular 66 foot waterfall. Fantastic walk.

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7 July 2016|
Response from fieschela | Reviewed this property |
I have a 10yo and 12yo daughters that can do the trail with no problems. It is a moderate trail in that the inclines in some spots are long and steep but if you take your time on them they are no problem. The trail is WELL... More
7 July 2016|
Response from peachy326 | Reviewed this property |
the trail did take a hit, but a two week stint by the Americorp volunteers put that to rights .